When Gov. Dan Malloy and the Democratic-controlled General Assembly decided in 2011 to consolidate several agencies, including three of the largest autonomous watchdog units, and essentially put them under his control, he was met with cries of well-earned protest from open-government advocates.
“Don’t you worry your pretty little heads,” the Malloy administration countered. “We’re just trying to save money. We won’t interfere with or disrupt the operations of those precious agencies.”
Lo and behold, it looks like the new director of the Office of Government Accountability (OGA) has interfered in just the way the office’s critics had feared. [Read More]